News - Our Merimbula


Visitors to the area and managing Covid risks


As we all know, 2020 has been a terrible year for our visitor economy, firstly due to the fires, then Covid. With restrictions lifting in most areas, and international travel still banned at the moment, there is going to be a huge surge in domestic tourism at least for the foreseeable future. This increased visitation

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New Vision for Merimbula


Merimbula has faced some incredible challenges over the last 6 months, first with fires and then with Covid. The Chamber has been here all the way through it advocating on behalf of our members, providing support, resources and leadership. The Chamber committee has decided that we need to take a more long term, strategic approach

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Covid Resources


We have sourced the following resources to help businesses deal with Covid Guidelines My business’s COVIDSafe plan: Why is it important to have a COVIDSafe plan?COVID‑19 will be with us for some time, so it’s important that your business has a plan ‑ and continues to plan ‑ to keep your workplace healthy, safe and

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Merimbula is getting back to business


Merimbula is getting back to business in May with the Chamber of Commerce working with retailers to get shops open again. The reality is that retail shops were never forced to close, although many chose to close due to fears around the Coronavirus, trying to protect their staff, manage social distancing guidelines, or some closing

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Business Support – All in one place.


The Business Council of Australia have created a simple, single document which outlines all the current support packages that are available for businesses. This includes grants, subsidys and loans in relation to the fires and covid19. You can download a copy of the document here. You will save yourself a lot of time searching online

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Helping Cafes and Restaurants get online


The Chamber has been working on finding a solution that will to support our Cafes and Restaurants that are remaining open and want to provide a takeaway or delivery service. We are pleased to announce that we will be working with a company called 365 Cups. The owner of this business is a local business

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Economic support package


Below are some quick links provided by the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business that outline the measures available to small and medium businesses, sole traders and households under the $189 billion economic support package announced by the Prime Minister: Small or medium business with reduced cash flow?Here’s what we’re doing to boost

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Insurance Advisernet make generous donation


(Pictured, Kristy Martin, Nigel Ayling, Tania Dwyer and Jessica Porter, all members of the Chamber Executive) Local business Insurance Advisernet Merimbula recently presented the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce with a very generous donation on behalf of the Insurance Advisernet Foundation. Local Advisernet owner Kristy Martin, who is also a member of the Chamber Executive said,

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New $10,000 grants to support fire affected Businesses


Ever since the devastating bushfires in January, the Chamber has been advocating to all levels of Government to try and secure some financial assistance for local businesses that were “indirectly”affected by the Jan fires. As everyone knows, most of our region relies on that summer trade to get them through the year and when the

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BizRebuild Vouchers reach businesses that need them most


Merimbula Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Business Council of Australia, were pleased to present the Business Turnaround Forum on the 27th Feb. More than 40 people turned up on the night to listen to a presentation by a ‘Business Turnaround’ expert, provided by BizRebuild and to then participate in the Q & A forum

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